I believe that everything starts by paying attention. Life is imperfect and any magical light we can bring into our day is worthy of our gratitude. Laughter and love, joy and celebrations slip into our lives with ease but learning to cope with the deep pain life brings to us is also necessary. I do this best with my camera, chasing down light, zooming in and out and pairing it all with truth. 

I live in Western Washington with my husband of 40+ years, in the home where we raised our three sons. We share that home now with our sweet beagle named Basil. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 


 ©Cathy Sly 2017 


the kids went on a long hike
while we drove to the top of harts pass 
the ride reminded me of my childhood, 
winding gravel roads, with huge drop-offs 
the dogs played in the snow at the top 
and our tire was flat by the time we got 
back to the house
the kids called with car trouble too
B grilled sausages from the smoke shop for dinner
and there were gin and tonics
we all agreed it was a good day
despite all the car trouble 


FRIDAY::WEEK 26 ~ our anniversary